Catching Up

I think I’ve settled on a goal of finishing up a masters in English. I started down that path almost nine years ago, flailed, and bailed. I wasn’t quite ready then, but I think I’m ready now. Of course, I’m plagued by the notion that maybe the flailing and bailing that I did was because,…

I Feel…

I feel afloat in a sea of mediocre. I want to read something smart, but after searching and searching I can’t find anything quite right. I wish I’d cleaned some more instead of sitting on the couch. I could have used some of the time I was looking for articles on the library’s website to…

I Heard the News Today… and Lots of Other Stuff Too

The special election and all its drama is finally over and all that drama may be a contributing factor, but it’s not just that–I have social media fatigue. Or maybe it’s just social fatigue. Either way, I get the feeling that I really need to reduce my bubble for a moment. Or a weekend, maybe.…

Goodbye Weekend, I’ll Miss You

There were a few things I didn’t get done this weekend, like homework or book reading, but there was also plenty that got done. I worked four and a half hours, my eldest child was shuttled back and forth from a birthday pool party, I took the younger two to a park, I folded a…

No Foolin’

This evening I took a wellness assessment through my work wellness program. I, um, need to take better care of myself. The assessment results weren’t terrible by any means, but I can do better. I can eat better, I can manage my time better, I can be more mindful with my relationships, and I can…

Reading Challenges 2017

I’m a sucker for a challenge and one of my favorite kinds is a reading challenge. I don’t usually succeed… okay, I don’t think I’ve ever succeeded, but I love them anyway. I’ve been feeling guilty and not buying anything when I go to the bookstore and feeling a little guilty when I visit the…

Rare Form

Early on in my work day my officemate turned to me, laughed a bit, and said, “You’re in rare form today!” Indeed. My “rare form” stemmed from having seen the first minutes of the first of December in, not by choice, but because the toddler couldn’t sleep. Never mind that mommy had been awake since…